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Chinese New Year

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR OF TH E ROOSTER

Our best Chinese New Year wishes to all our customers, suppliers and business associates in the Year of the Rooster.

May all of us stay healthy, best of health and be prosperous in the coming year.

Qong Xi Fa Cai.

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LOVE IS IN THE AIR

Tourists looking for love join in Malacca’s Chap Goh Meh celebration
22 FEBRUARY 2016 @ 9:56 PM
BY MICHELE NG

MALACCA: Love was in the air at the Quayside at the Malacca River as tourists mingled with locals to celebrate Chap Goh Meh.



A group of women in particular, were keen participants in the tossing of the oranges ritual, synonymous with the celebration often dubbed the ‘Chinese Valentine’s Day.’

Susanna and Carla Saradeth from Germany who were on the boat expressed their excitement at being part of the celebration for the first time.

“A friend of mine told me the meaning behind the orange tossing and said I would do it while I am here.

“At that time, I laughed it off but I never thought I would actually do it”, Susanna said with a giggle when met today.

Carla also jokingly said that they might get lucky in love after this.

Both Susanna and Carla liked the warmth that they received by the locals throughout the event.

“We were just walking by when we were invited to join and suddenly we were a part of everything.

“It was really cool and the dances and costumes were nice,” Carla said.

Those in attendance were also serenaded by a performance from the ‘Body and Soul’ band while being entertained by the catchy lagu joget by ‘The Serani Teng Teng’.

Present was state Transport and Project Rehabilitation executive committee chairman Datuk Lim Ban Hong, who officiated the event.

Chap Goh Meh is the 15th and last day of the Chinese New Year celebration.

Some of the women tossing oranges into the Malacca River at Quayside during the Chap Goh Meh celebration. Pix by HAIRUNISAH LOKMAN.

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QONG XI FA CAI IN THE YEAR OF THE YEAR

As the Chinese New Year of the Goat is fast approaching, the webmaster of Tourism Melaka wants to extend our best wishes to all our visitors and well wishers.

May the New Year of the Goat brings you happiness, wealth, prosperity and health to you and your family.

QONG XI FA CAI AND HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015.

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Freshly done Pineapple Cakes from Gartien @ ???? during Macalister Road, Penang Island.

Chinese New Year is around a corner, everybody is bustling selecting their cakes and snacks for themselves and their adore one during this gratifying season. This year, we will carrying an additional choice on a Gartien pineapples cakes ???? (N5.41620 E100.32844) from Penang that is done by 100% locally grown pineapples. No worries! we don’t have to transport to Penang island if we staying out of a state, they are providing online squeeze including door-step delivery. (please impute to a URL below)

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The uninformed and locally done pineapple cakes charity in 10 pcs in a good designed present box with a red and bullion color, and considerable ink portrayal of a ‘Peony / Mudan’ flower (???) pattern on any container of a cake.

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Their ambience and pattern resembles a wealth of a entrance Chinese New Year.

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The pineapple cake has a ideal change of a benevolence and slight sourish tinge, glorious ambience of a pineapple and not forget a good aroma within. This pineapple cake is opposite from those accessible around us, not overly honeyed and with a change butter taste, it indeed altered my common impression.

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If you’re fans of a pineapple cake, we give should punch on it…but if you’re not, we inspire we give a try. Taste a different!

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You have three(3) options to squeeze a Auspicious Gift Box of Gartien Pineapple Cakes…
1)  Calling their line during +604-2990068
2)  Email approach to them by a email residence below
3)  Send them a private summary by their Facebook page

The box of pineapple cake is offered for RM45. However, we will get a graduation cost for RM38/box if we sequence before 31st Dec 2013.

Limited quantities accessible (Only 250 boxes per week) on a 4 weeks as settled :-
Week 1: 30th Dec 2013 to 5th of Jan 2014.
Week 2: 6th Jan 2014 to 12th of Jan 2014.
Week 3: 13th Jan 2014 to 19th of Jan 2014.
Week 4: 20th Jan 2014 to 26 of Jan 2014.

Beside a graduation price, there’s also a reward for all! For each 10 boxes ordered/bought, we can possibly opt for another box of pineapple cakes FREE if we collect them yourself or get your postage WAIVED if we are staying within Peninsular Malaysia. Last day for collection is on 26th Jan 2014. Hurry now to place your sequence to equivocate any disappointment!

Gartien @ ???? is situated during Lorong Macalister, a tiny line spin subsequent to St Paul’s Church along a Macalister Road of Penang, in box we need a self collection on a pineapple cakes.

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Christmas in Malaysia

I am roving in Malaysia during Christmas, what can we expect?

When someone mentions ‘Christmas’, snow, flashy hunger trees, presents and of course, Santa Claus comes to mind. It’s tighten to unfit to have a white Christmas in Malaysia though this doesn’t meant that a celebrations are reduction festive, for Christmas is distinguished a Malaysian way!

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Many demeanour brazen to a Christmas decorations put adult by a selling malls. The set adult is positively flattering with enormous Christmas trees; some are even as high as 6 storeys and are heavily embellished with baubles, candy canes and angels. The malls change their thesis any year and try to surpass any other, usually to a benefit. One year, we had one mall ‘scattered’ with life-sized teddy bears in line with their ‘Beary Christmas’ thesis while another had genuine feign ‘snow’ falling, heading to an aged male exclaiming, ‘Wow, there’s snow, there’s snow!’. We were indeed there a initial time Pavilion KL started this snowwy tradition. Hundreds came to a block in front of a mall, to see a sleet entrance down (it was indeed a soap-like substance, though nobody disposed and everybody had a good time).

As Christmas approaches, don’t be astounded to find a Christmas suggestion in even a non-Christians. Malaysians from all walks of life spend a Christmas holidays visiting their friends with their families. At Christmas countdowns in comparison locations, we can see people enjoying a gratifying hearten and wishing any other happy holidays and Merry Christmas.

You can see people wearing a signature red top of St Nicholas and grooving to a kick of Christmas songs. There is even caroling in some malls and a assembly are from opposite walks of life and sacrament too. At a workplace, colleagues classify a tip Santa eventuality to sell gifts, where each member of a group shares a suggestion of giving, regardless of status, age or race. Christmas is not exclusively for Christians here in Malaysia though it’s distinguished by all in their possess singular approach though disrespecting their possess religion.

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Most Malaysians, celebrating or not, group to a selling malls – a standard Malaysian past time. There, they suffer a activities and events orderly by a malls and even do some shopping, holding advantage of a Christmas and Year End Sale. On a night of Christmas eve, when a time strikes twelve, several locations perform firework displays to acquire Christmas with a bang. Malaysians group to these locations progressing during a day to get good spots to perspective a pretentious displays of fireworks. As usual, we can find Malays, Indians, Chinese and even unfamiliar visitors enjoying a uncover together. In Malaysia, we don’t need to be a Christian to suffer Christmas and have a holiday suggestion in you.

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In Malaysia, Christmas is usually distinguished on Christmas Eve. The tangible initial day of Christmas is mostly business as common for many Malaysians. The sensuous decorations can't be taken down shortly adequate after Christmas, as afterwards all a mall will repeat a same ‘contest’ for a impending New Years Eve (which is immediately followed by Chinese New Year preparations). The is no second day of Christmas, as this is usually tradition in a few countries in a world. Many restaurants have special Christmas Eve menus. This is your possibility to eat out during a imagination restaurant, as due to foe prices are mostly really low. Usually western oriented restaurants also have a special Christmas menu for a 25th of December.

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Many expats in KL take a few days of holiday during Christmas, to transport to a good end within Malaysia. Though it is utterly fun to spend Christmas during one of a islands of Malaysia, for instance during Langkawi or Penang, a many renouned place in Malaysia to revisit around Christmas is Cameron Highlands. The highlands have a cold(er) climate, and a environment is ideal to replicate that cold Christmas Eve. Many hotels and resorts are entirely requisitioned during Christmas, so make certain we book beforehand. This goes generally for a some-more disdainful and regretful places. Three really renouned places to stay overnight during Christmas are The Smokehouse Hotel ***, The Lakehouse **** and Cameron Highlands Resort *****.

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